Abraham Lincoln's Favorite Devotionals

August 17

Benefits of Affliction -- Self-Abasement

Surely after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth. Jer. 31:19

Dumb at thy feet I lie,
For thou hast brought me low;
Remove thy judgements, lest I die;
I faint beneath thy blow.